Mark’s on the defensive

PUBLISHED: 09:23 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 May 2010

Mark Little

Mark Little

FORMER Neighbours star Mark Little looks into why the battle of the sexes is still going strong in his one-man play Defending The Caveman. The man best known for his role as Joe Mangle brings his show to The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on March 19 a

FORMER Neighbours star Mark Little looks into why the battle of the sexes is still going strong in his one-man play Defending The Caveman.

The man best known for his role as Joe Mangle brings his show to The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on March 19 as part of a 50-date UK tour.

Reporter DEBBIE KING spoke to Mark while he was sipping on champagne, celebrating his silver wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day.

Mark said: "The show looks at men and women and what we are doing that is the same, from when we were cavemen years ago to today, and what is different.

"Women don't like men because we don't do life like them. We sound like stupid old idiots.

"Women can do all these things as they are gatherers, they like shopping. Men are hunters. They are more like 'me, shirt, dead' then head back home.

"Blokes will never be like women."

During the show he looks into the social changes in society over the years.

"Older men used to teach younger men how to grow up like men. Now we have 30-year-old boys walking around. We seem to have lost that thing that makes us men," he said.

"There are a lot of metrosexuals like Jude Law around and it's like 'hello! What's going on?'"

Mark was born in Brisbane Australia and grew up in Queensland. He settled in the UK in 1992 and lives with his wife, Cathy, and their two sons Angus, 24, and Jasper, 19.

He said: "We accidentally planned our wedding for Valentine's Day, the daggiest day to book of all! All the restaurants are booked up so we are staying in tonight.

"I really like the British culture, you are all mad! I have British ancestry, so I think I have some of the madness in me."

Stand-up comic Rob Becker wrote Defending the Caveman over a three-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology.

Mark first performed this one-man play in 1999 and in 2000 his role in the play won him the Society of London Theatre's Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.

Defending the Caveman will be on at The Gordon Craig Theatre, on Monday, March 19. Tickets are £17.50 and the show starts at 7.45pm. To book call the box office on 08700 131 030 or log on to www.gordon-craig.co.uk

For further tour dates visit www.defendingthecave man.com


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